Congratulations to three of our own who are graduating this Friday with their Doctorates in Educational Leadership (with an emphasis in School Library) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Dr. Stacy Lickteig, Dr. Jo O'Garro, and Dr. Stephanie Schnabel
Be on the look out for some AASL Standards materials coming to your physical mailbox before break. Every librarian will receive a copy of the table that spells out all of the standards (in color) and a few other items.
If you ordered Spanish versions of the inquiry posters, please arrange a time to pick them up from library services with Gwen or Courtney. We'd rather not send them through the mail so as to keep them from getting damaged.
For the month of December, we would like to feature a few of your favorite things on our social media pages. Please send me lessons, activities, guest speakers, displays, books, etc. that are some of your or your students' favorite things this year. Pictures are always a plus if possible. Thank you! Courtney
If your library was renovated (and you have been able to use the space) this school year, send me a picture please!
The fastest way to get your questions answered is to contact the right person!
Did you get your copy of the new standards yet? I must tell you that I am officially excited about them. While I was at the conference, I attended the “AASL ESLS Research Symposium.” The purpose of the symposium was to get an overview of the standards and how they apply to research in school librarianship. I appreciated the overview. However, we just scratched the surface of the standards and I am by no means an expert. I desperately need to study them thoroughly before next semester.
Here are some of my takeaways from the session that I will keep in mind as I review my materials.
Here are some additional features that I liked about the standards:
Have your students used your makerspace materials to construct some of the following:
Their own winter themed creation
Winter break means a well-deserved reprieve from homework and daily obligations. But before you know it, the holidays will be over and it will be back to the bus stop. To prepare for a smooth re-entry and a successful second semester, don't let school skills like reading, writing, and math slide completely during winter vacation. Try these family-friendly activities to keep skills sharp (click below for full article). Many of these work for both elementary and secondary students.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).